Forklift Operator Killed At Oakland Recycling Firm Identified

Forklift Operator Killed At Oakland Recycling Firm Identified Copyright CBS San Francisco “OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A forklift operator killed in an accident at a plastic recycling company in Oakland has been identified as Eduardo Martinez Barajas, 34, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. Barajas, an Oakland resident, was killed Thursday morning at Super … Continue reading

In Memory of Avelino “Abba” Ramos

Sunrise: April 12, 1934 Hilo, HI Sunset: June 5, 2012 Richmond, CA Avelino “Abba” Ramos passed away on June 5, 2012 in Richmond, CA at the age of 78. Abba dedicated his life to his family and the worker through his service with the ILWU in Hawaii and California. Abba graduated from the University of … Continue reading


NOTICE TO ALL LOCAL 6 HOUSES June 22, 2012 Re:  Loss of Evangelina “Eva” Macias, Local 6 Member Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of Local 6 member, Evangelina “Eva” Macias[1].  Sister Eva died from injuries sustained after being run over by a front end loader … Continue reading

Bayer Workers Win New Contract in Berkeley With Better Job Security

A new contract covering 420 Local 6 members at the Bayer HealthCare plant in Berkeley, California was reached on September 30 and ratified by 70% of workers on October 12.  Significant improvements The new four-year contract includes better job security, annual raises of more than 3%, and a freeze on the 18% share of health … Continue reading